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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Ohio Senator down for the count -- 55 times -- after team's loss
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Sherrod Brown proved he could survive a grueling Senate campaign last fall, but now the freshman Ohio Democrat must perform something perhaps even more exhausting -- 55 push-ups.

Brown plans to honor a bet Tuesday made with Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, in which the two agreed that the senator from the losing state in last night's BCS championship football game would complete the number of pushups that equals the total points scored.

The University of Florida beat Ohio State 41-14 to win the national title.

Brown, a graduate of Ohio Sate, is slated to embark on the physical feat in Nelson's Senate office at 3:15 p.m. ET.

The Florida Democrat plans to introduce a resolution honoring the Gators' victory later Tuesday, according to his office.

-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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